Returns the variance of the entire population.
|columnName||The name of an existing column using standard DAX syntax, usually fully qualified. It cannot be an expression.|
A number with the variance of the entire population.
VAR.P assumes that the column refers the entire population. If your data represents a sample of the population, then compute the variance by using VAR.S.
VAR.P uses the following formula:
∑(x - x̃)²/n
where x̃ is the average value of x for the entire population
and n is the population size
Blank rows are filtered out from columnName and not considered in the calculations.
An error is returned if columnName contains less than 2 non-blank rows
This DAX function may return different results when used in a model that is deployed and then queried in DirectQuery mode. For more information about semantic differences in DirectQuery mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=219171.
The following example shows the formula for a measure that estimates the variance of the SalesAmount_USD column from the InternetSales_USD table, for the entire population.